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The heat is on

  Physics' own, Professor Giuseppe Strangi, is Conference Chair of the "NanoPlasm2018" event.  Researchers in the field of plasmonics and metamaterial gathered in Cetraro, Italy, to attend.  This conference is annually held in the beautiful Grand Hotel San Michele.  Cetraro is an ancient sea hamlet with a millennium-old history. Topics included:...

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Congrats to Laura Johnson!

The 21st Eastern Gravity Meeting, hosted by Long Island University–Brooklyn, was held Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY. This annual regional meeting is open to researchers of all levels, from undergraduate students to faculty, in all areas of gravitational physics, including classical, quantum, theory, observation, computation and...

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Distinguished University Professor Glenn Starkman memorializes Stephen Hawking

Glenn Starkman, Distinguished University Professor and professor of physics and astronomy, wrote a piece describing the scientific and cultural achievements of the late Stephen Hawking. The article, titled “The reverberating glow of Stephen Hawking’s daring theories and elastic mind,” was written for cleveland.com. Starkman depicts the complicated theories that Hawking proposed,...

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Researchers discover that nanometer-thick tin selenide crafted in thin films of connected ‘nanoflakes’ shows promise for thermoelectric energy conversion.

From the Journal:  Journal of Applied Physics By AIP News Staff WASHINGTON, D.C., March 27, 2018 -- Single crystal tin selenide (SnSe) is a semiconductor and an ideal thermoelectric material; it can directly convert waste heat to electrical energy or be used for cooling. When a group of researchers from Case Western...

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